WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- In an interview with Vogue, Rihanna said that “the most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”
- Rihanna went viral in August for an Instagram post blasting Trump for not calling the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, acts of terrorism.
- The Jamaica-born Barbadian singer who moved to the US in 2005 told the fashion magazine that she doesn’t even know what to say to young immigrants growing up in the US right now.
In a Vogue interview published Wednesday, Rihanna let the public know about her thoughts on President Donald Trump. The R & B singer said that she thinks Trump is the “most mentally ill human being in America right now.”
The 31-year-old singer was candid about her political beliefs and distaste for the president in the fashion magazine interview.
The fashion designer also said it’s “devastating” to live in a country with back-to-back shootings, citing the mass shootings that took place within 24 hours of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
“People are being murdered by war weapons that they legally purchase. This is just not normal. That should never, ever be normal. And the fact that it’s classified as something different because of the color of their skin? It’s a slap in the face. It’s completely racist,” said the best-selling music artist.
Rihanna added: “Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem.
The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president.”
Rihanna, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Barbados, moved to the US in 2005. She talked about being an immigrant in the US right now, telling Vogue that she doesn’t even know what to say to young immigrants growing up in this time.
“I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way,” the singer said of the current immigration situation.